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Dr. Teri Kirby

Dr. Teri Kirby

Senior Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology

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 Washington Singer 111

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Broadly, my research interests lie in the realm of diversity, self and identity, intergroup relations, and discrimination. My primary research examines how institutions and individuals in increasingly diverse contexts can ensure inclusion and facilitate the success of people from different group backgrounds. I look at these questions in academic and organisational contexts using multiple measurement approaches.

Please see my lab page for more detailed information or to learn how to get involved in our research: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/terikirby/

Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, United States (2015)

Career

I became a Lecturer at the University of Exeter after completing my PhD in 2015. I became a Senior Lecturer in 2018 and also serve as Director of Postdoctoral Research for Psychology and Program Director for the Master's in Social & Organizational Psychology.

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research is primarily concerned with how institutions and individuals in increasingly diverse contexts can ensure inclusivity and facilitate the success of people from many different group backgrounds. More specifically, much of my recent work has examined how societal messages intended to embrace diversity shape sense of belonging, self-concept, and ability to detect discrimination.

Research projects

1. How does the presence of diversity structures impact sensitivity to discrimination? (with Cheryl Kaiser)

2. How do diversity initiatives and messages that embrace group differences impact stereotypes and desire to enter, persist, and feel authentic in counter-stereotypical workplace or domains (e.g., leadership roles for women)?  I examine these questions especially among women and ethnic minorities (with Cheryl Kaiser, Michelle Ryan).

3. How do identity-focused spaces shape self-concept and academic and work outcomes? I examine these questions especially among ethnic minorities (with Sapna Cheryan, Thomas Morton, Joshua Ng).

4. How do people construe gender diversity initiatives strategically? Might the very initiatives intended to benefit women be used in pernicious ways by those who are resistant to gender equality in the workplace? (with Michelle Ryan, Floor Rink, Seval Gundemir)

5. Do diversity initiatives neglect the experiences of those with intersecting stigmatized identities? (with Edwina Wong, Floor Rink, Michelle Ryan)

6. Do women overlook the discrimination experienced by those with intersecting stigmatized identities? (with Thekla Morgenroth)

7. How does the presence of identity-safe messages impact sexual minorities' willingness to disclose their sexual identity in the workplace? How do they cope when these messages do not match the reality of the diversity climate? (with Manuela Barreto)

8. How do biological messages about the nature of sexual orientation impact sexual minorities? (with Thekla Morgenroth)

9. Implicit identity among bisexual individuals (with Cheryl Kaiser)

10. How does borrowing cultural practices (or cultural appropriation) impact the targeted cultures? 

11. What barriers prevent men from publicly supporting gender equality? (with Antonia Sudkaemper, Thekla Morgenroth, Michelle Ryan) 

12. Are members of underrepresented groups more likely to be appointed to precarious leadership positions? (with Thekla Morgenroth, Antonia Sudkaemper, Michelle Ryan) 

 

 

 

Research networks

Internal:

Professor Manuela Barreto

Dr. Thekla Morgenroth

Professor Michelle Ryan

External:

Professor Thomas Morton, University of Copenhagen, DK

Professor Cheryl Kaiser, University of Washington, US

Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, US

Professor Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington, US

Professor Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania, US

Professor Paul Rozin, University of Pennsylvania, US

Professor Gabriele Oettingen, New York University, US

Professor Brenda Major, University of California, Santa Barbara, US

Dr. Gillian Sandstrom, University of Essex, UK

Dr. Seval Gundemir, University of Amsterdam, NL

Research grants

  • 2018 European Association for Social Psychology
    €750 Travel Award to visit NYU for collaboration - How Messages to “Lean In” Impact Female Leaders
  • 2018 ESRC
    £255,911 New Investigator Award - The Paradox of Gender-Conscious Diversity Initiatives: How Accentuating Gender Differences May Perpetuate Workplace Gender Inequality
  • 2017 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
    $2,000 Grant-in-Aid - How Do Organizational Diversity Philosophies Impact Women’s Progression to Leadership Positions?
  • 2017 CLES Strategic Development Fund
    £3,645 - Facilitating High Impact Experimental Research in Psychology
  • 2016 CLES Strategic Development Fund
    £1,398 - Diversity Policies & Ethnic Minorities’ Workplace Outcomes
  • 2015 Alcor Endowment
    $6,000 Research Fellowship - The Demands of Diversity Philosophies: Strategic Self-Stereotyping Among Racial Minorities
  • 2012 National Science Foundation
    $96,000 Graduate Research Fellowship - Ironic Effects of Multicultural Policies: Increased Susceptibility to Stereotype Threat

Links


Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Ryan MK, Kirby TA (2018). Lean in - but how?. Psychologist, 31(5), 24-25.
Handron C, Kirby TA, Wang J, Matskewich HE, Cheryan S (2017). Unexpected Gains: Being Overweight Buffers Asian Americans from Prejudice Against Foreigners. Psychological Science, 28(9), 1214-1227. Abstract.  Full text.
Kirby TA, Kaiser CR, Major B (2015). Insidious Procedures: Diversity Awards Legitimize Unfair Organizational Practices. Social Justice Research, 28(2), 169-186. Abstract.  Full text.
Brady LM, Kaiser CR, Major B, Kirby TA (2015). It's fair for us: Diversity structures cause women to legitimize discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 100-110. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ryan MK, Kirby TA (2018). Lean in - but how?. Psychologist, 31(5), 24-25.
Kirby TA, Greenwald AG (2017). Mental ownership: Does mental rehearsal transform novel stimuli into mental possessions?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 125-135. Abstract.  Full text.
Handron C, Kirby TA, Wang J, Matskewich HE, Cheryan S (2017). Unexpected Gains: Being Overweight Buffers Asian Americans from Prejudice Against Foreigners. Psychological Science, 28(9), 1214-1227. Abstract.  Full text.
Ruby MB, Alvarenga M, Rozin P, Kirby TA, Richer E, Rutsztein G (2016). Attitudes toward beef and vegetarians in Argentina, Brazil, France, and the USA. Appetite, 96, 546-554.
Kirby TA, Kaiser CR, Major B (2015). Insidious Procedures: Diversity Awards Legitimize Unfair Organizational Practices. Social Justice Research, 28(2), 169-186. Abstract.  Full text.
Brady LM, Kaiser CR, Major B, Kirby TA (2015). It's fair for us: Diversity structures cause women to legitimize discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 100-110. Abstract.  Full text.
Duckworth AL, Kirby TA, Gollwitzer A, Oettingen G (2013). From Fantasy to Action: Mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) improves academic performance in children. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(6), 745-753.
Duckworth AL, Tsukayama E, Kirby TA (2013). Is it Really Self-Control? Examining the Predictive Power of the Delay of Gratification Task. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(7), 843-855.
Gollwitzer A, Oettingen G, Kirby TA, Duckworth AL, Mayer D (2011). Mental contrasting facilitates academic performance in school children. Motivation and Emotion, 35(4), 403-412.
Duckworth AL, Kirby TA, Tsukayama E, Berstein H, Ericsson KA (2010). Deliberate Practice Spells Success. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(2), 174-181.

Publications by year


2018

Ryan MK, Kirby TA (2018). Lean in - but how?. Psychologist, 31(5), 24-25.

2017

Kirby TA, Greenwald AG (2017). Mental ownership: Does mental rehearsal transform novel stimuli into mental possessions?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 125-135. Abstract.  Full text.
Handron C, Kirby TA, Wang J, Matskewich HE, Cheryan S (2017). Unexpected Gains: Being Overweight Buffers Asian Americans from Prejudice Against Foreigners. Psychological Science, 28(9), 1214-1227. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Ruby MB, Alvarenga M, Rozin P, Kirby TA, Richer E, Rutsztein G (2016). Attitudes toward beef and vegetarians in Argentina, Brazil, France, and the USA. Appetite, 96, 546-554.

2015

Kirby TA, Kaiser CR, Major B (2015). Insidious Procedures: Diversity Awards Legitimize Unfair Organizational Practices. Social Justice Research, 28(2), 169-186. Abstract.  Full text.
Brady LM, Kaiser CR, Major B, Kirby TA (2015). It's fair for us: Diversity structures cause women to legitimize discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 100-110. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Duckworth AL, Kirby TA, Gollwitzer A, Oettingen G (2013). From Fantasy to Action: Mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) improves academic performance in children. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(6), 745-753.
Duckworth AL, Tsukayama E, Kirby TA (2013). Is it Really Self-Control? Examining the Predictive Power of the Delay of Gratification Task. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(7), 843-855.

2011

Gollwitzer A, Oettingen G, Kirby TA, Duckworth AL, Mayer D (2011). Mental contrasting facilitates academic performance in school children. Motivation and Emotion, 35(4), 403-412.

2010

Duckworth AL, Kirby TA, Tsukayama E, Berstein H, Ericsson KA (2010). Deliberate Practice Spells Success. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(2), 174-181.

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Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • PSY3416 Work & Organisational Psychology 
  • PSY3401 Final Year Research Projects
  • Personal Tutor in Psychology

Postgraduate:

  • PSYM210 Research Apprenticeship

Past Modules:

  • PSYM204 Advances & Methods in Social & Organisational Psychology 
  • PSY3403 Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

Alumni

  • Marco Silva-Rego
  • Antonia Sudkaemper

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